IN THE PALACE is an International festival dedicated to short films under 27 minutes in length. It is held annualy in the late June in the Black Sea town of Balchik. Established in 2003, the festival had grown from a competitive forum for student films into the largest and most prestigious short film festival in Bulgaria and the region.
The Festival aims to present the contemporary film art in Bulgaria, Europe and the World, contributing to its development and creating a favourable environment and platform for young filmmakers and established professionals.
Traditionally, the Festival’s core are the International and National competitive programmes, accompanied by various special screenings. The educational section Filmer Forge offers perfect ground for obtaining knowledge, experience and professional contacts with its training programmes, seminars, lectures and master classes. Continuing its activities in project development, film promotion and distribution, the IN THE PALACE features a qualified Market for short films and projects.